politician Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a leader engaged in civil administration
noun a person active in party politics
pol; political leader; politico.
noun a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways
One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.
While empiric politicians use deceit. Dryden.
One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere. politician
Like a scurvy politician, seem To see the things thou dost not. Shak.
The politician . . . ready to do anything that he apprehends for his advantage. South.
Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful."Ill-meaning politician lords." Milton.
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